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Major Japanese companies and their partners are getting into the ride-hailing market.
"From here, I would observe many of the growth opportunities are non-IT industries," says Kazunori Ito.
Tetsuya Sawanobori's start-up, Connected Robotics, is about to introduce a new robot that can help kitchens with preparing popular Japanese dishes.
Japanese companies see an opening in an important energy industry: liquefied natural gas.
A day care shortage in Japan has made the sector alluring to some international businesses.
In the heart of Osaka, there's a plot of land that could help make Japan's second-largest metropolitan area one of the biggest hubs for entrepreneurship in the region.
Japan is witnessing a historic surge in tourist arrivals leading up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Here are three industries benefiting from the trend.
Investors tell CNBC that talented people are leaving their corporate jobs to join start-ups or found their own companies.
Ripple said Wednesday that the app, called "Money Tap," will first go live in the fall.
Japan has made economic progress, but population decline and other factors mean regional banks face an uphill task in turning themselves around.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she wants to create an environment in which people from the financial sector can live comfortably.
CNBC's Akiko Fujita spoke with Seven Dreamers Laboratories CEO Shin Sakane about Japan's start-up scene.
CNBC’s Akiko Fujita spoke with economists about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has been hailed as the most tech-centric ever, but Tokyo now wants to beat that record in 2020.
Masa Takaya of Tokyo 2020 also discussed the organizer's efforts to keep the event budget in check.
Sony struck partnerships with several taxi firms to start a ride-hailing service in Japan.
Nissan and DeNA look to launch their autonomous taxi service, Easy Ride, to the wider public in the early 2020s.
A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper in Japan, with 90 percent of the building made of wooden materials.
With Japan's population expected to shrink by a third, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have to act on immigration reform soon.